The latest news from Newnham’s Fellows, alumnae, students and staff.

Umang Khandelwal with the Duchess of Cambridge

Undergraduate met Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of her role as a young leader

A Newnham student told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge about her work encouraging world leaders to act to eliminate poverty during the Royal visit to Canada. Umang Khandelwal, who is about to begin…

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The panel at Older and Wiser

Three Heads of House join forces to share their experiences of life over 50

Three high-profile women shared a glimpse of their lives running Cambridge Colleges at a sold-out Alumni Festival weekend event at Newnham College. Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham, was joined on stage by Dame…

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Philippa Moore

Wall knocked down at celebratory event to mark start of building project to improve facilities

Hundreds of former Cambridge students gathered at Newnham College on Saturday to watch the ceremonial demolition of a wall which marked the start of a major building project. Alumna Philippa Moore (NC 1996) won…

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Professor Susan Golombok

Professor who examines impact of new family forms on child development wins award

A Newnham Fellow has won a prestigious British Psychological Society Award for her book which analyses ‘new family forms’ within a context of four decades of empirical research. Professor Susan Golombok is Professor of Family…

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Dame Mary Archer, Lucy Frazer MP and Penny Hubbard

Inaugural event aimed at getting more women on public boards is sell-out success

An event at Newnham designed to attract more women into public roles was attended by over 100 people on Saturday. Lucy Frazer QC MP (NC 1991) spearheaded the free event to inspire, encourage and…

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02/08/16   Newnham College    Head Gardener Lottie Collis re Bees    Picture: Richard Patterson

Head Gardener creates a buzz at Newnham by bringing a colony of bees back to College

Honeybees have been reintroduced to the gardens of Newnham College for the first time since the Second World War. Lottie Collis, Head Gardener at the women’s college at the heart of Cambridge, bought a…

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Margaret Anstee

First woman to reach rank of under-secretary-general at UN has died

Pioneering alumna and Honorary Fellow, Dame Margaret Anstee, has died at the age of 90. Dame Margaret (NC 1944) worked for the UN for more than four decades in many different parts of the…

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An image of early editions of Peter Pan book

Newnham neuroscientist says Peter Pan was ‘work of genius’ which explored key aspects of infant cognitive psychology

In a fascinating study of J M Barrie’s classic works for children, Dr Rosalind Ridley, former Vice-Principal of Newnham College, reveals that the creator of Peter Pan had a deep understanding of the science…

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Holly Corfield Carr

Newnham poet talks about writing, rhyme and the empty page on Radio 4

Newnham poet Holly Corfield Carr will share her poems-in-progress as part of a new BBC Radio 4 programme. The PhD student and Special Supervisor in English will join other new poets on How to…

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‘End of an era’ as Porters’ Lodge relocated to make way for new building project

Newnham’s Porters’ Lodge has been moved to enable new en-suite accommodation, conference facilities, a gym and a café to be built. The Porters’ Lodge, or ‘Plodge’, opened in 1949 after the entrance of the…

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